Climate change and the health of nations : famines, fevers, and the fate of populations / Anthony J. McMichael with Alistair Woodward and Cameron Muir
- McMichael, A. J. (Anthony J.)
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
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- Physical Description:
- xx, 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
- Introduction -- A restless climate -- Climatic choreography of health and disease -- From Cambrian explosion to first farmers : how climate made us human -- Spread of farming, new diseases, and rising civilizations : mid-Holocene optimum -- Eurasian Bronze Age : unsettled climatic times -- Romans, Mayans, and Anasazi : the classical optimum to droughts in the Americas -- Little Ice Age : Europe, China, and beyond -- Weather extremes in modern times -- Humans throughout the Holocene -- Facing the future.
- When we think of "climate change," we think of man-made global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions. But natural climate change has occurred throughout human history, and populations have had to adapt to its vicissitudes. Tony McMichael, a renowned epidemiologist and a pioneer in the field of how human health relates to climate change, is the ideal guide to this phenomenon, and in his magisterial Climate Change and the Health of Nations, he presents a sweeping and authoritative analysis of how human societies have been shaped by climate events. -- Provided by publisher.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-353) and index.
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